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Kiripaka: A Prosperous Venture. 1899 PDF Print
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Written by PapersPast, National Library of New Zealand   
Saturday, 08 August 2009

Northern Advocate, 11 November 1899

(A correspondent)

The coal in the main heading now won is 13 feet thick with coal overhead and underneath, and is worked level free.

When reading my Advocate of October 28th, I saw that your Ngunguru correspondent in his remarks stated that the Punipu Coal Company were building their second sixty-ton coal barge, and I wish to rectify a slight mistake made unknowingly. The new coal mine lately opened at Kiripaka is situated on the Ngunguru river at the junction of the Punipu creek about a quarter of a mile above the Ngunguru Coal Company's mine. This new mine was opened out by Messrs Callaghan's, Climo, and Hirst. It is now being formed into a company under the style and title of the Kiripaka Coal Mining Company.

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